November 11-12, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 11/07/17

What are we looking for in our lives? What really matters to us? What is that for which our hearts and souls hunger and thirst so deeply? From a mere academic or catechetical viewpoint we might say “God is my deepest longing. To be at one with God is ... Read More »

November 4-5, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/31/17

An important message in today’s Gospel reading is that we need to remember WHO we are and WHOSE we are. (Matthew 23:1-12) This is a message we too quickly forget; we are children of God and we belong to God. How simple this message is! Yet, how quickly we ... Read More »

October 28-29, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/23/17

Next Sunday and during that week I will be at St. Mary’s Church in Bloomington, IL for their parish mission. I was asked to present a series of talks for the parishioners on the occasion of their 150th anniversary as a parish, 1867-2017. As I recall, St. Mary’s has ... Read More »

October 21-22, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/17/17

One of the most fascinating topics religious people like to converse about is PRAYER. We know that prayer is fundamental to a spiritual life, and most of us pray, perhaps more than we think we do. Why is that? Why are we not always aware that we are praying? ... Read More »

October 14-15, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/09/17

For the purpose of titling or categorizing this reflection, I might name it “Mary, the Catechist.” In Luke’s Gospel we read that “Jesus grew in wisdom and in age and favor before God and people.” (Luke 2:52) We believe that Jesus embraced fully the human condition, becoming like us ... Read More »

October 7-8, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 10/05/17

This past Wednesday (Oct. 4) we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi who founded the Franciscan Order in the first decade of the 13th century. The first rule of this Order, a simple and short letter to the Pope, is said to have been acknowledged by the ... Read More »

September 30 - October 1

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/28/17

The first Sunday of October every year is named by the Catholic Church as Respect Life Sunday. When we talk about respecting life, we are referring to every creature of God, in other words, all creation. Everything that exists is born of God and of His goodness, and all ... Read More »

September 23-24, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/18/17

On Wednesday of this week (Sept. 27) the Church remembers the life and ministry of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660). He was born in France into a peasant farmer family and eventually was ordained a priest after years of study. Vincent was instrumental in founding a congregation of women ... Read More »

September 16-17, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/12/17

As a world, as a nation, as a community of God’s people, we are in need of SPIRITUALITY. And as we celebrate Catechetical Sunday this weekend, it will be helpful to reflect on this foundational need in our life. “Spirituality” is one of those ideas we frequently mention but ... Read More »

September 9-10, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 9/05/17

The official end of summer season is just a week or two away. Seasons of the year come and go and bring weather changes as well as time and agenda changes. In the autumn season, school classes replace playtime at the pool, raking leaves replaces picking weeds in the ... Read More »